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Utrecht vs Groningen Prediction & Betting tips
FC Utrecht and Groningen meet at Stadion Galgenwaard, in a match for the 25th round of the Eredivisie. The two teams tied (1-1), on 30-09-2018, in the previous match for this edition of the league. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 19-04-2018, in a match for the Eredivisie that ended in a draw by (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by W. Janssen (8 ‘), for FC Utrecht, and T. van Weert (73′), for Groningen.
After 10 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses, the home team is currently in the 6 th position, with 36 points won. In their last match, they won in an away match against Heracles by (1-5), after in the previous match they tied (0-0) at home, in a match against Excelsior. For the league, FC Utrecht won 17 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Currently, the Utrecht team is within the qualification zone and hopes to continue showing good football within the field, thus raising even more places in the leaderboard. By playing inside the house, the Utrecht team will have to take the initiative of the game, pressing from the initial minutes of the game, it will be important to try to score an early goal in the match. In the last round, Utrecht achieved a good away win against Heracles Almelo by the 5×1 score. The coach must have all the players at his disposal for this match.
The away team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 31 points won, after 9 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against NAC Breda, by (0-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against VVV Venlo, by (3-2). For the championship, Groningen won 9 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 24 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 10 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Groningen team is growing within the competition and is looking for a place within the qualification zone, so it knows the importance of adding points, both inside and outside the home. In this next game the team must find many difficulties, because it will play against a qualified team, so it is important to stay focused throughout the 90 minutes of play. In the last round, the Groningen team won a beautiful victory at home over VVV Venlo by the 3×2 score. The technician will have the absence of Doan, which ended up being expelled in the previous round.
Utrecht vs Groningen head to head matches
30.09.18 ERE Groningen Utrecht 1 : 1
19.04.18 ERE Utrecht Groningen 1 : 1
27.08.17 ERE Groningen Utrecht 2 : 1
25.02.17 ERE Groningen Utrecht 2 : 3
26.10.16 KNV Utrecht Groningen 1 : 0